Finally, a structural engineering firm that specializes in
houses and small buildings..."
Need a structural engineer
to help with your renovation or addition? We are here to help.
K H Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd are specialists in the design and construction of houses and small buildings throughout the GTA. We work for homeowners ( yes, do-it yourselfers are welcome !
), contractors, architects, realtors and property managers. In fact, we probably do more site consultations and design project for homeowners than any other structural firm in Toronto. We have done over 3000 residential projects since we started in 1999.
Watch for us on popular home improvement shows, such as Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY, and Income Property.
Most projects are for
older buildings of varying construction. We have seen it all,
so don't be shy about calling us to discuss your project.
you call our firm, you will speak to someone that is interested
in your small project..."
If you are thinking about
removing load-bearing walls, adding a third storey addition, or lowering a basement, we can provide you with a Site Consultation
and then prepare the building permit drawings that you may need for your project.
Many of our clients have a specific problem with their home, such as sloping floors or cracked walls, and they need solid, professional advice on how to move forward.
"...every Contractor that we spoke to had a different opinion, so we went to DAVIS for advice..."
We are experts at solving problems with houses, both old and new. Our staff are qualified to provide all required
design services for buildings which fall under Part 4 (Structural Design) and Part
9 (Houses and Small Buildings) of the Ontario Building Code; people come to us
for help when they need a structural engineer on a house project
or when their project has run into difficulties.
But we do more that structural...we design renovations too...
"...our Architectural Technolgists can design your renovation from start to finish...and bring your ideas to reality..."
We are often referred by Home Inspectors and other Structural Firms that don't have specialty knowledge of houses.
We are licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario and we carry $1.0M of errors and
omissions insurance to protect our clients. Please feel free to
call us to discuss your project.
Our sister company,
KH Davis Construction Ltd, provides Project Management & Contracting services for some of our clients. We usually limit our work to the construction of the structural
part of your project and bring in specialty finishing sub-trades to do the rest. Feel free to ask us about building your
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Structural Engineering Design and Inspection
- Site Visits to report
on perceived problems (pre-purchase structural inspections
- Design of Custom Homes,
both new construction and renovations.(Our Architectural Technologists can Design your Renovation, Addition, or New Home entirely.)
Here for much more on Residential Design Services )
We have extensive
knowledge of Residential Housing and Small Building Design - frankly,
we have done it all when it comes to wood framed houses, and this
specialty knowledge gives us an advantage over larger structural
consulting firms that do not regularly provide design services
for wood frame houses.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING & DESIGN INCLUDES:
- Structural Engineering
Services for Architects ("Mark-up" Service) - we will supplement architectural
drawings with structural information, and then CO-stamp the
Architectural drawings for Structural Engineering content.
- Comprehensive Design Services for Residential Contractors and Homeowners- we will provide structural
design and building design services for renovations, additions, and new homes. Often, the General Contractor is also
the Owner. We can take care of all design, drafting, and city approvals, including C. of A. applicaitons and Building Permit Applications.
- Design for Green Roofs,
Review of roof structures for Solar Panel Installation, Desgin
using Specialty Products such as Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF).
We can also provide a "BCIN
review" service for your project in case you are a designer and you are
not registered and insured to take responsibility for the overall design of the home.
Our firm also provides desing services for larger projects, however most of our work is focused on Houses and Small Buildings.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INCLUDES:
- Structural Engineering
Services for Mechanical Consultants & Mechanical Contractors
- Davis Consulting regularly works for Mechanical Consultants
or Contractors involved in work which requires new equipment
supports. These supports are often on the roof of a large
industrial or commercial building, and detailed analysis of
various building components needs to be carried out to ensure
that the proposed equipment can be safely supported.
- Structural Inspection
/ Structural Building Audits - These projects are often carried
out when a Home Inspector refers us to a Client, or, when
a Real Estate Agent refers us as part of a Real-estate Transaction.
This work usually involves a site visit and a structural inspection
report which identifies any observed structural deficiencies. We have worked on Due Diligence Studies for very large property owners across Canada.
Recent Projects Include:
- ESRI Canada - Scott Torrance
Landscape Architects - Structural Engineers responsible for
the evaluation and structural design work needed to install
a new green roof on top of an existing 9 storey building.
Construction completed May 2009.
- Designers of New Glass
Blowing Studio - 60 Clarkson - Structural Consultant for owner
of new 2 storey concrete glass blowing design studio. Design
completed September 2009
- Church Conversion to
Housing Co-op - Structural Consultant to Ellen Allen Architect
on the conversion of a community church into an affordable
housing complex. Project construction starting as of September
- Green Roofs, Police Stations,
Community Centres, Churches, and Public Spaces: Davis regularly
undertakes larger structural design projects where Davis acts
as the structural consultant on larger, multidisciplinary
projects. Recent projects include:
- West Toronto Railpath
- Structural Engineers responsible for the rehabilitation
design of 2 railway bridges, design of new stairway access
structures, bikeway ramps, and statue supports.
- Bible Way Church of Jesus
Christ - Structural Consultant for Axiis Architects Inc. -
Structural Engineers for a very unique structural steel/wood
church on Lawrence Avenue in Toronto.
- Redwood Women's Shelter
- City of Toronto - RHL Architects - Structural Consultant
for the expansion of the Redwood Women's Shelter.
- Davenport Lash-Miller
Garden - Parking Garage analysis and feasibility study for
a multi-million dollar rooftop garden project at the University
of Toronto. Project requires reinforced concrete strengthening
due to addition of 28,000 square foot landscape garden on
an existing parking garage/pedestrian area at the University.
- OPP Midland Police Headquarters
- Structural Consultant for a new 10,000 square foot police
station in Midland - Richard Ziegler, Architect.
- Humber Arboretum Expansion
- Humber College - Allen Kani Associates. Structural Consultant
to AKA for the design of an expansion to the College's Arboretum.
Project includes a rooftop garden and design with Ecologically
friendly building materials.
Davis, P. Eng., Consulting Structural Engineer, President
As a Consulting Structural Engineer (Principal) Mr. Davis supervises his full time saff of 4 and brings over
21 years of experience dealing with a wide range of small and
large structural engineering projects. Mr. Davis regularly carries
out site reviews, even for small project, and he is ultimately
responsible to our Clients for all structural engineering design
carried out by the firm.
OF OUR OFFICE
K. H. Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd and KH Davis Construction Ltd operate from their offices
located at 1468 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Please note that
many residential design projects can be carried out "site
unseen" when design drawings are provided to us by a designer or architect. We regularly undertake structural design projects
which are more than 1000km remote from our office since engineers
do not always need to visit a site in order to design the structure
of a building. Most residential projects are inspected by local municipal
building inspectors and for this reason, we often do not have to attend a site firsthand during construction.
Our office utilizes
industry standard CAD software such as AutoCAD and SoftPlan.
is committed to providing quick turnaround and highly practical
and cost-effective solutions to all of your engineering &
We are regularly
commended on our customer service and our relaxed approach to
dealing with difficult technical matters, even on small projects.
We are ready to answer your technical questions and assist you
and your contractor in understanding the design that we provide.
We will support you at all stages of your construction project.
We work closely
with the design-build industry; we understand the need for speed...especially
during construction which must keep moving ahead at all times
to avoid costly delays. Our reputation depends upon keeping your
project moving forward without delays.
All of our projects
are directly supervised by Mr. Ken Davis, a licensed Professional
Engineer and a Designated Consulting Engineer. We are committed
to a "lifetime of learning" and to keeping abreast of changes
in our field, through membership in local, national, and international
We insure all
projects against any unforeseen errors or omissions. The firm
carries $1,000,000 of errors and omissions insurance to protect
Professional Engineers stamp supersedes the need for a BCIN number,
K. H. Davis is Bill 124 compliant for Small Buildings and Legal